Our Optometrists and Staff

Our mission is to provide patients with the highest quality eye care services. Our well trained eye care team is committed to exceeding the expectations of our patients. All our services are delivered by caring and patient staff in a comfortable environment.

James A. Horning, O.D.

James A. Horning, O.D.


Dr. James Horning is a board certified optometric physician who has been in practice since 1982. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Siena College and went on to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Following his academics he served in the United States Army as Head of Pediatric Services.

During his Career, Dr. Horning developed a strong interest in children’s vision following a rotation through the pediatric clinic at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He received additional training to work with vision therapy, autistic children and patients with traumatic brain injuries. Additionally, Dr Horning also works with patients in need of low vision devices.



Eve B. Geis, O.D.

Eve B. Geis, O.D.


Dr. Eve Geis is a graduate of the University of Alabama and received her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry in 1987. She went on to complete a residency in hospital based Optometry at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Following her residency, Dr. Geis worked in a private optometry practice in Tampa, Florida which she later purchased and owned for the next fourteen years. Recently she relocated to Jacksonville and joined the A1A Family Eyecare/Rowe group in early 2008. She is a primary eyecare practitioner who enjoys diagnosing and treating visual disorders and ocular diseases, prescribing spectacles and contact lenses, and co-managing ophthalmic surgical procedures such as Lasik and cataract extraction.


Mark Deweese, O.D.

Mark Deweese, O.D.


Dr. Mark Deweese was born and raised in Western North Carolina. He graduated Cum Laude from Wingate University in 2009. He went on to attend Nova Southeastern College of Optometry, earning a Doctorate of Optometry degree in 2014. While at NSU, he received the Luxottica Award for his excellence in pediatric eye care.

Dr. Deweese is a Board Certified Optometric Physician that provides primary eyecare. This includes examinations for eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye diseases and co-management of LASIK and cataracts procedures.


Kaitlin Brown, O.D.

Kaitlin Brown, O.D.


Dr. Kaitlin Brown is a proud alumnus of Florida State University. She continued her education at Nova Southeastern University: College of Optometry, where she received an honors Doctor of Optometry degree and a Bachelor of Science in Vision Science. She is an inducted member of Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key International Optometric Honor Societies.

Throughout her training, Dr. Brown completed several rotations in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy and was a recipient of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD) Award of Excellence, which fostered a passion for providing full-scope Optometric care to children and their families. She is excited to serve her hometown community and provide a positive eye care experience for her patients.